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Advice for staying safe on the Road

Every year the Service attends around twice as many road accidents as domestic house fires.

Rain driving, dangerous

Remember the following key points on every trip

  • Never use your mobile phone when driving
  • Never drink & drive
  • Cut your speed
  • Take a break every two hours
  • Keep your distance
  • Check your tyre pressures and tread depth regularly

Winter road safety advice

  • Pay attention to the changing road, traffic and weather conditions: be ready to slow down and take more care if you need to, particularly on bends and exposed roads
  • Check traffic and weather updates before you set off AND en route
  • Check your vehicle is ready for winter and always carry your emergency kit
  • Keep your distance and watch your speed

Safer roads partnership Along with other local authorities and emergency services, we support the West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership. Please visit its website for more safe driving tips and information on road safety in your community.

Road safety education in schools

Dying to drive campaign

A road safety education programme for young drivers and teenagers who will soon be old enough to drive has been developed by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service working in partnership with the West Mercia Safer Roads Partnership. The training is aimed at 16- and 17-year-old students and is carried out at Worcestershire Colleges.

The Worcestershire model has proved a great success with both students and teachers. The aim is for an annual rolling programme of road safety across Worcestershire and bookings to revisit new Sixth Form and College students are currently occurring.

The workshop is 50 minutes long and explores three main themes: the causes of collisions relating to young people, strategies to deal with a difficult situation and the ripple effect and long-term consequences of a road traffic collision.

Dying 2 Drive

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Education, driving

Dying 2 Drive is a free road safety initiative aimed at reducing death and serious injury amongst young road users. The events are run in partnership with the other emergency services.

At our events, we cover a range of road safety including a road traffic collision reconstruction, literature and practical interactive workshops.

The scheme is aimed at Year 11 students who will currently be car passengers and soon become young drivers.

For more detail and how to apply visit the Dying 2 Drive page.


Shaun D'Oliveira
Tel: 0800 032 1155
Email: sdoliveira@hwfire.org.uk

For more information on road safety, please visit the following websites:

WHAM Motorcycling Institute of Advanced Motorists